Since Singapore’s Independence in 1965, we hadn’t had any military fighting, as in civil wars, rebellion etc. None. Can we be invaded and annexed within the next 50 years? Unlikely, given the lack of resources, the small land size and a HUGE unhappy population. Can we defend Singapore if we are invaded? Unlikely, given the high resentment and small number of active personnel (abt 72k from wikipedia.) I doubt anyone will want to invade Singapore, but if they decide to do it, I think they will succeed. Minister Chan also said: “To overcome the challenges, Singapore will need people who are rooted to the country even as they seek their fortunes elsewhere, he said.”
- China Man’s Tapeworm Infection Came From Eating Too Much Sashimi
- We love local boy Joseph Schooling! We don't want Foreign imports!
- Man jailed 80 years for raping 9 year old niece who is now pregnant with his child
- A response to the Singaporean CEO who loves to hire Foreigners
- Dear TRS, I feel like the sentencing of the Singapore courts is not very fair
- Return Our CPF Protest 4 to be held at Hong Lim Park Saturday 27 Sept
- Childcare fees increase despite profits being up 25% & dividends up 100%?
- SDP: Where your treasure lies...
- PAP government killing of the early migrant entrepreneurial spirit.
- SG population grew 1.3% to 5.47 million, on its way to 6.9 million
I had asked Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, “Secondly, Temasek Holdings has said that they do not invest our CPF, is it possible to know if in the past Temasek Holdings had invested our CPF?“ The Finance Minister had said, “No. It has never managed CPF funds.” However, the Finance Minister went on to admit that, “Temasek started off with a set of assets which were transferred by the Government at time of inception.
There has been a concerning increase of HIV infection and STD among the male homosexual and bisexual communities in the US. The US CDC and issued a report stating males who engage in homosexual intercourse with the same sex has accounted for 72% of new HIV infection in 2010 despite the homosexual and bisexual community making up only 2% of the population.
A home is where the heart is. But it is also where the mind works and plays. Increasingly, our hearts are telling us one thing but our minds another. We grew up on this island with family and friends, and the sights, smells and sounds have become second nature. They play with our emotions and pull at our heartstrings. But our mind sees our home leaving us, alienated and distant.
An Indonesian girl swept away by the devastating 2004 tsunami has been reunited with her family a decade after she was given up for dead, her mother said Thursday. "God has given us a miracle," said Jamaliah, the mother of Raudhatul Jannah, who went missing when she was just four years old. Jannah and her seven-year-old brother were carried off when huge waves struck their home in West Aceh district on Dec 26, 2004.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said yesterday that the best way to keep healthcare affordable, is for Singaporeans to stay healthy He pointed out that Singapore is continuing to see a rapidly aging population and fewer marriages and children, so health care costs will continue to increase with less support from families.
I was getting a manicure the first time I learned that not all wives want to, ahem, go for a roll in the hay with their husbands. I was 16 and had picked out orange nail polish (oh, sixteen). I had a book with me but it wasn't long before I found another source of entertainment. In-between buffings and polishings, the two women next to me talked about how much their husbands wanted IT and how little they wanted to give IT.
I read with interest the report “New non-profit group to promote culture of honour” (Aug 6). Honour (Singapore) describes itself as dedicated to promoting a culture of honour and honouring across the nation at a time of strident voices and pessimism. While the organisation’s objective is laudable, it seems to imply that unhappiness on the ground is due to negative perceptions and loud angry noise, but maybe not genuine problems.
I am a native born Singaporean. I participated in three National Day Parades in the sixties. I pounded the bitumen of Saint Andrew Road in front of City Hall with pride and dignity. I performed the Presidential salutes during the march past to the then President Yusof bin Ishak with gusto, choked with emotions and attachment to a Singapore I called my home.